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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 73    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The PAGE Awards competition was established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests - both for the writers and for the judges - is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other. But how can you compare a comedy to an action script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? Moreover, why is it that most contests only reward the screenwriter who writes a powerful drama, while many of the most successful movies made in Hollywood are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?

In order to address this problem, and to encourage a wide variety of screenwriting talent, each year the PAGE judges present a total of 31 Awards to new screenwriters in ten different genre categories:

Action/Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Family Film
Historical Film
Science Fiction
Thriller/Horror
Short Film
TV Drama Pilot
TV Comedy Pilot

This year's winning writers will receive a total of over $50,000 in cash and prizes, plus extensive industry exposure for their work! Most importantly, the contest is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all PAGE Awards contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood professionals currently in search of new talent.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/17/2017

Notification: : Quarter-Finalists announced July 15; Semi-Finalists announced August 15; Finalists announced September 15; Winners announced October 15.

Rules

Please visit www.pageawards.com for a complete list of rules & regulations.

Awards

$25,000 Grand Prize, PLUS Gold, Silver & Bronze prizes in all ten genre categories. Winners receive cash and gift certificates, as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts. As a result of the PAGE judging process and publicity, dozens of PAGE Award winners have landed screenwriting assignments, secured representation, signed option agreements on their work, and many now have movies and television shows in production, on the air and in theaters.

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 73    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 73    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

PAGE Names 2016 Contest Winners

The winners of the 13th Annual PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and the Judges have awarded this year's $25,000 Grand Prize to Diane Hanks of Swansea, Massachusetts, for her dark, compelling TV Drama Pilot CHANGELINGS. The Judges have also awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize's in ten different genre categories.

Updated: 10/21/2016

PAGE Award Winner's Movie 'The Accountant' Now in Theaters

The highly anticipated new Warner Bros. action-thriller THE ACCOUNTANT, written by 2008 PAGE Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque, has opened in theaters across the country. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, the movie stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow and J.K. Simmons.

Updated: 10/21/2016

PAGE Names Contest Finalists

After four rounds of competition, the Judges of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards have now announced the scripts that have advanced to the Final Round of competition — the top 10 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.

Updated: 09/15/2016

Page Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for The Page International Screenwriting Awards, representing the top 25 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.

Updated: 08/15/2016

Page Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for The Page International Screenwriting Awards, representing the top 10% of all entries in this year's contest.

Updated: 07/15/2016

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 73    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Billy Maddox

An interview with screenwriter Billy Maddox regarding the International Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: It's called Grace's Pawn. I wrote it with Danny Russell. He actually had the original idea. It won the TV Drama category. It's the story of a magical pawn shop in Watts, and the generations of strong women who have been its proprietors, beginning with an African princess stolen in a slave raid over 200 years ago. It's soulful and supernatural. I hate to do this, but for any network execs out there, it's "Touched by an Angel" meets "The X Files". I hear they like short sentences.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: This one was new, and it had a category for original TV Dramas. It's the first contest for this script, but we may enter it in others since we had such a good response. Or we may quit while we're ahead.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Very satisfied so far. The contest just ended, so we haven't received anything yet. But I'm not worried. I trust everyone in Hollywood.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback is offered in this contest. I must say, however, that I recently received some strange feedback in another contest for a feature script. I was given coverage by two different readers. One loved the script so much it was embarrassing, and the other one hated it. I don't know that I believed either one, actually. I sure liked reading the first one, though. I called my mom, but she swears she knows nothing.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I was contacted by a production company and met with a manager, but that's it so far. We have some contacts who will be more likely to read it with the win, however. I've only been writing the last year, so I don't have representation. That's the next step, obviously. That or a kidnapping.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I'm a failed actor. So, when I fail at screenwriting, I plan to executive produce. This is my only project thus far with Danny, but on my own I have written one feature, the obligatory two TV specs, and three other original pilots. Also several shorts, and a ransom note.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live out here. But I don't aspire to.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I just wrote a one hour spec pilot in three days after this guy gave me the most brilliant idea I've ever heard. If I told you I'd have to kill you. If I sell it, I'll have to kill him.

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2004